Career Development Seminars

Program Overview

Online resources to be utilized in this course may include Schoology, Pennsylvania CareerZone, and/or Naviance.  
 
Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) for K-12 schools that allows teachers and students to create, manage, and share content and resources.  Schoology is also known as a course management system (CMS) or virtual learning environment (VLE), as this cloud-based platform provides tools to manage a classroom or blended learning environment.  
 
CareerZone and Naviance online programs are designed to guide students through the discovery of their individual strengths and learning styles through career planning and assessment tools.  Students will learn what is needed to make good academic decisions required to pursue and attain their college and career goals.  College planning tools will also allow parents and students to compare colleges and universities, explore scholarship opportunities, and track the status of application documents. 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT - FRESHMAN SEMINAR   
306560                         
.125 Credit      1.0 Weight

Effective with the freshman class in 2020-2021, the High School Career Coordinator will grant a total of .5 credits for the career development required for graduation. This is not a course students take, but rather a series of activities and learning opportunities students will complete through Naviance, career- related learning experiences, and counselor guidance from freshman through senior year.  Students will engage in a strengths explorer assessment, create resumes, participate in job shadowing, and develop a career portfolio. The seminar courses are designed to focus on career exploration, career portfolios, college search/applications, financial aid, resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills.  Schoology, Naviance, and/or Google Classroom are all platforms that may be utilized to deliver content, assignments, and manage student portfolios.  Students may also be given the opportunity to attend college trips to local universities as well as trips to local employers.  As a culminating project, seniors would participate in exit interviews to present their career portfolio and plan for Life After High School.  A panel (ex: guidance, career coordinator, teacher and administration) will observe and engage in the presentations, and may follow with a brief Q&A with the senior presenter.  This is a year long course that meets one time per month.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - SOPHOMORE SEMINAR 
306561                          
.125 Credit      1.0 Weight

Effective with the freshman class in 2020-2021, the High School Career Coordinator will grant a total of .5 credits for the career development required for graduation. This is not a course students take, but rather a series of activities and learning opportunities students will complete through Naviance, career- related learning experiences, and counselor guidance from freshman through senior year.  Students will engage in a strengths explorer assessment, create resumes, participate in job shadowing, and develop a career portfolio. The seminar courses are designed to focus on career exploration, career portfolios, college search/applications, financial aid, resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills.  Schoology, Naviance, and/or Google Classroom are all platforms that may be utilized to deliver content, assignments, and manage student portfolios.  Students may also be given the opportunity to attend college trips to local universities as well as trips to local employers.  As a culminating project, seniors would participate in exit interviews to present their career portfolio and plan for Life After High School.  A panel (ex: guidance, career coordinator, teacher and administration) will observe and engage in the presentations, and may follow with a brief Q&A with the senior presenter.  This is a year long course that meets one time per month.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - JUNIOR SEMINAR  
306562                       
.125 Credit      1.0 Weight

Effective with the freshman class in 2020-2021, the High School Career Coordinator will grant a total of .5 credits for the career development required for graduation. This is not a course students take, but rather a series of activities and learning opportunities students will complete through Naviance, career- related learning experiences, and counselor guidance from freshman through senior year.  Students will engage in a strengths explorer assessment, create resumes, participate in job shadowing, and develop a career portfolio. The seminar courses are designed to focus on career exploration, career portfolios, college search/applications, financial aid, resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills.  Schoology, Naviance, and/or Google Classroom are all platforms that may be utilized to deliver content, assignments, and manage student portfolios.  Students may also be given the opportunity to attend college trips to local universities as well as trips to local employers.  As a culminating project, seniors would participate in exit interviews to present their career portfolio and plan for Life After High School.  A panel (ex: guidance, career coordinator, teacher and administration) will observe and engage in the presentations, and may follow with a brief Q&A with the senior presenter.  This is a year long course that meets one time per month.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - SENIOR SEMINAR 
306563                          
.125 Credit      1.0 Weight

Effective with the freshman class in 2020-2021, the High School Career Coordinator will grant a total of .5 credits for the career development required for graduation. This is not a course students take, but rather a series of activities and learning opportunities students will complete through Naviance, career- related learning experiences, and counselor guidance from freshman through senior year.  Students will engage in a strengths explorer assessment, create resumes, participate in job shadowing, and develop a career portfolio. The seminar courses are designed to focus on career exploration, career portfolios, college search/applications, financial aid, resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills.  Schoology, Naviance, and/or Google Classroom are all platforms that may be utilized to deliver content, assignments, and manage student portfolios.  Students may also be given the opportunity to attend college trips to local universities as well as trips to local employers.  As a culminating project, seniors would participate in exit interviews to present their career portfolio and plan for Life After High School.  A panel (ex: guidance, career coordinator, teacher and administration) will observe and engage in the presentations, and may follow with a brief Q&A with the senior presenter.  This is a year long course that meets one time per month.


Note:  Starting with 2021-2022, Vo-Tech students will do online assignments.  Depending on schedule re-vamp, we may exempt them from the monthly meetings.   
 
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